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1954-1989 (315)

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Uganda -- Civilization (48)
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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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101.
Cross charm
Cross charm Silver Coptic cross with looped copper piece soddered on; origin Ethiopia.
102.
Metal ashtray
Metal ashtray Metal ashtray in the shape of a goblet; gold leaf design stenciled around the upper edge; origin North Africa.
103.
Pottery fragment
Pottery fragment Fragment of a pottery bowl, origin Egypt.
104.
Pottery fragment
Pottery fragment Neck of a pottery jug with a spout, intricate design; origin Ituri rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
105.
Cowrie shell necklace
Cowrie shell necklace Cowrie shell necklace, made with brown seeds, green beads, and white shells; main piece in the shape of a triangle with 28 shells; origin Wolof people of Senegal.
106.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face decorated with white paint, straw beard, nose holes; face has white dots, outlined nose and lips with lines in the forehead area; string attached through holes in the back; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
107.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face mask decorated with white, blue, and red paint; mouth carved in an oval, eyes have triangular lids with blue dots, chin has blue dots, cheeks have red and white dots, forehead has blue dots and white V-lines, straw beard; string attached to two nails in back; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
108.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face decorated with white paint, straw beard, nose holes; face has white dots, outlined nose and lips; carved crown decorated with white strips; string attached through holes in the back; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
109.
Wooden Ndaka mask
Wooden Ndaka mask Wooden face mask decorated with white paint and straw beard; chin and cheeks have cobweb design, eyes are small triangles, elongated nose, forehead has horizontal dashes, headpiece has vertical white lines; broken string attached to one nail, straw attached through two small holes; origin Ndaka people of the Ituri rainforest.
110.
Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden initation doctor's mask with beard; ears, eyes, nose, and mouth all have holes; eyebrows carved down to the mouth in a series of reverse S's creating cheek bones; touched the nose is a carved vertical band; ears protude inward to eyes; faded white dots over entire face.
111.
Red ivory trumpet
Red ivory trumpet Red ivory trumpet with a carved human form; used by the Mbo and Ndaka people in the initiation of the Mbuti people; origin central Africa.
112.
Red ivory trumpet
Red ivory trumpet Red ivory trumpet with a carved bird and snake, some kind of skin around larger opening; origin Central Africa.
113.
Arrows
Arrows Arrows with metal points and wooden shafts used for hunting large game; origin Mbuti people of the Ituri rainforest.
114.
Skin bag
Skin bag Skin carrying bag designed like a large pocket book, made to be worn through the arms on a back, straps crisscross on back; origin Mbuti people of the Ituri rainforest.
115.
Skin bag
Skin bag Skin key patch made for sale by inmates of Nairobi prison; brown fur on one side, metal loop and snap for closures.
116.
Braided belt
Braided belt Braided belt, possibly of vine.
117.
Wooden toy shield
Wooden toy shield Wooden imitation toy shield with rings painted on front and back; carved with handle on back; handle and piece on front painted black; origin Ituri rainforest.
118.
Decorated wooden bowl with two lids
Decorated wooden bowl with two lids Wooden bowl with two lids; design carved around outside of bow, which is on a pedestal base; both lids have intricate designs with carved knobs on the top; origin Ituri rainforest.
119.
Fiddle
Fiddle One-string fiddle with skin head which is nailed to a painted wooden base; open bottom, red and black geometric design around base, string still attached; origin Ituri rainforest.
120.
Wooden female figure
Wooden female figure Wood carving of a pregnant woman with bulging eyes, hand in mouth, and feet directed sideways, on a stand; shoulders have two lines incised as some type of decoration.